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Guyana: President announces measures to head off food crisis

There are 31 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 8, 2008, titled Guyana: President announces measures to head off food crisis. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Guyana's president on Wednesday announced flour subsidies, cost-of-living allowances for civil servants and a series of other measures designed to head off a food crisis in the impoverished country.

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guyana lover

Fond Du Lac, WI

#1 May 8, 2008
you wanna know what i think that guyana's president needs to ask the country what they think about this first. this shouldnt be all about him. it should be about the WHOLE counrty.
thank you very much
tyron

Georgetown, Guyana

#2 May 8, 2008
The President Of Guyana yesterday announced a 5% increase on all Public servant salaries.
This is in regards to the increase of food shortage that is a global dilemma and is affecting Guyana with the high cost of living.

The GOG are trying there best to cushion this epidemic and are urging all Guyanese to grow more and reduce this out burst of food shortage.
Didi

Georgetown, Guyana

#3 May 9, 2008
The GOG is taking measure to help the burden on the people of Guyana by add a lot of food items to the 0 rated items. GOG are doing all they can to help the people of Guyana on the increase of cost of living.
Guyana Chronicle

Georgetown, Guyana

#4 May 9, 2008
This article was taken from Guyana Chronicle Newspaper (9th May, 2008)

Well done President Jagdeo!

As this global problem of increasing food prices escalates, the situation in Guyana has been one of great concern. It is well known that no one government is responsible for this phenomenon. Therefore, countries are implementing measures that they think are most suitable to assist citizens to deal with its impact.

I must commend President Jagdeo for the interventions that he is making to cushion the impact of rising food prices on individuals. Though there will be some who will speak out and say this is not enough to help persons deal with the problem, I still think that doing something is better than doing nothing at all.

When all is said and done, Guyana is in a far better position to handle this worldwide crisis than many other countries as is quite evident since we have adequate food supplies.

This is a result of efforts of the Government. Though it may not seem to be much, increases in public servants’ wages, subsidies and other measures being put in place by Government are adding up. If not the whole country, at least many poor families will benefit.

Yes, more can be done for citizens but, like everything else in life, it takes one step at a time. At least Government has made a start and for that society should be very grateful.

MAKALIA HARRIS
Guyana Chronicle

Georgetown, Guyana

#5 May 9, 2008
Govt. has done a lot for the people

I am very happy to hear about the 5 percent increase in public servants’ monthly salary and the $4,000 tax free allowance for those earning under $50,000. I think this is another good move by the President and I want to express my gratitude to him for his continuing efforts to mitigate the rising cost of living on vulnerable people in the society.

Since the effects of the increasing cost of food globally, we have seen this Government initiating several measures to cushion the impact on its people. Though Guyana is a Third World country, this administration is doing a lot to ease the burden on the people.

Every country around the world is feeling the strain from the rising cost of food. Let’s look at the Caribbean . Which other Government in the Caribbean has so far, announced any initiative to help its people deal with the high cost of living?

Guyana in my view is better-off than many other countries in the Region and I must commend the Jagdeo Administration for this. No matter what the many critics say, this Government has done a lot to avoid Guyanese suffering.

MANDY BADAL

This is another letter taken from the Guyana Chronicle Newspaper
common sense

Georgetown, Guyana

#6 Aug 4, 2008
The GOG has the interest of the working class of this country at heart, I belief is the saying" let my action s defind me" well the PPP regime don't need to say another word .
Murder them by de dozen

Georgetown, Guyana

#7 Aug 5, 2008
I am enjoying this help by the President to off set this food crisis.

Many people are joining me is commending the president for this great initiative.
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#8 Aug 7, 2008
Indeed the government has done a lot in the betterment of this country..giving initiative to lessen the burden of cost of living....the government has done its best and still trying harder to decrease the high cost of living...
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#9 Aug 7, 2008
Observer you are right but we still need to do more to insurance Guyana is Food Secure.

The grow more food campaign is going or is already a success for the GOG.
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#10 Aug 7, 2008
That's what i am saying the grow more has helped Guyana a lot....if now the citizens would join in and co-operate more we won't have a food shortage...this is a job well done by the government...
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#11 Aug 7, 2008
Observer we still need to consider the other that relate to food shortage.
High oil price, the on going war in Iraq, and the up and down U.S economy. We need to consider these facts as well.
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#12 Aug 7, 2008
Indeed we need to put into consideration the oil and other issues.....but as i said the government is doing a great job.....but all of these issues can't be resolved by the government alone....the citizens need to pitch in.....for instance...the grow more,,crime situations...truly the police alone can't stop all the crimes in Guyana...we need to realize we all are one and stop this hatred against each other.....racism would do Guyana no good...
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#13 Aug 7, 2008
Observer you should run for the 2011 election. You sound like a true politician. lol
rupununi

Georgetown, Guyana

#14 Aug 7, 2008
tyron wrote:
The President Of Guyana yesterday announced a 5% increase on all Public servant salaries.
This is in regards to the increase of food shortage that is a global dilemma and is affecting Guyana with the high cost of living.
The GOG are trying there best to cushion this epidemic and are urging all Guyanese to grow more and reduce this out burst of food shortage.
16% VAT, 20% rise in food items
and the great dictator & russian economist grants a 5% pay raise
not bad for the genius of the kingdom of fleas
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#15 Aug 7, 2008
thank you media critic,,,,you should your self
master mind

Georgetown, Guyana

#16 Aug 7, 2008
Due to the fact that the e weather pattern has been changing frequently, as a result of the change in climatic conditions, the government has implemented the food security initiative to help the citizens of Guyana cope with the hardship.

“The grow more” campaign which was being implemented, will give added impetus to our farmers and accelerate in food production.
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#17 Aug 7, 2008
Observer wrote:
thank you media critic,,,,you should your self
what do u mean by you should your self ? if u are directing a question to me directing it?
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#18 Aug 7, 2008
see now if i wanted to direct a question to you...i would have.....you said i knew good politics i commented you on the same.....i want to ask a question i ask...i don't hesitate...
Media Critic

Georgetown, Guyana

#19 Aug 7, 2008
Stop being Child list boy any good Politician know how to direct a question in the much diplomatic way
common sense

Georgetown, Guyana

#20 Aug 8, 2008
Media Critic wrote:
Observer we still need to consider the other that relate to food shortage.
High oil price, the on going war in Iraq, and the up and down U.S economy. We need to consider these facts as well.
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You are right that are some of the factors cause the increase in the cost of food, the government has already recognized and already begin to implement policy and initiatives like the grow more food campaign and the Jadgeo initiative.
That just more proof the government has the interest and wellbeing of its citizens at hearth.

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